Unformatted text preview: licenses and was locked in the back of the patrol car. The Police did not have any reason to search the car because 1) he wasn’t in reach of his car during the search, and 2) there is no additional evidence that one should expect to find in the cabinet to aid in the suspended licenses violation. Synthesis: Dissent/Concurrences: Justice Scalia Concurring Thinks that they should abandon the Belton and Chimel rule because it taught police to be able to search regularly. He wanted to input a “reasonableness” standard to it. But because the courts were split, he went with the majority. Justin Breyer Dissenting The 2 part rule now introduce, has some flaws with it. First, it deals with case-by-case, fact-specific decision making, that Belton rule was adopted to avoid. Now officers also have to determine if they believe there is evidence contained in the vehicle of the crime of arrest. They would adopt Belton and reverse the judgment above....
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- Spring '11
- Supreme Court of the United States, Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Rodney Gant, Arizona v. Gant, Belton rule